'The Beat Bike Toba model now with front suspension is designed to be light and fast for both the commuter and leisure market. With the gearing changes and the specification of the motor Impulse 2.2 has been re-engineered to be able to peak at 80nm but gives a constant max torque of 70nm of Torque and will go further, faster on the flats with the larger chainwheel and smaller rear sprocket. This bike is designed from the experience of what works best with the bike. No need to change gear often with the gear ratios. Can fit panniers to carry home or office comforts.'
The Toba is a perfect all-round electric bike with whopping power, improved controls, longer range and better performance on Hills, tracks, trails and national parks handle just as well as cycle paths, busy roads and parks in the city. It's powered by the Impulse 2.2 centre motor and a 36 volt 17Ah battery that gives up to 125 miles range. It's superbly well-equipped with Magura hydraulic brakes, front and rear lights, new illuminated handlebar controls, puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards.
The Toba is powered by the Impulse 2.2 centre motor providing an enormous 70Nm torque and working with the gear shifter to provide seamless transmission it's the most capable crank drive unit around. Kalkhoff have engineered a more powerful, efficient, quieter motor that supplies massive assistance from a standing start and cuts all hills down to size.
New Kalkhoff Impulse 2.2 Motor
The latest Impulse motor version benefits from a number of technical and material improvements introduced in 2016.
- The entire freewheel assembly has been redesigned and now sits inside a new polished housing, allowing it to operate at maximum efficiency.
- An improved lubricant compound is now applied by robot, with much greater precision and consistency than was possibly with the earlier manual technique.
- Vital gear wheels have been re-engineered to be larger and more robust.
- Finally, a new waterproof membrane protects lines the inside of the motor, permanently protecting it from the elements.
These improvements make Kalkhoff's Impulse 2.2 motor system the most reliable in the E-bike market, with materials and precision engineering at a level you'd expect in the automotive industry.
17 Ah battery
A 36 volt 17Ah battery elegantly placed behind the tube, this incredible high-performance battery technology with 50 cells has the capacity of 612 Wh, under ideal conditions power reserves give a range of up to 125 miles (200 km).
A genuine innovation - every time you change up or down a gear, power drops away for a matter of milliseconds for optimal gear shifting. This does a number of great things - it extends your gears mechanical lifetime, feels satisfyingly natural and makes for a smoother application of all that power. They had to invent a litte electromechanical gadget to detect gear changes that worked with the motor. They succeeded and the result brings a new feeling of confident power to riding a Beat electric bike.
Magura hydraulic brakes
Magura's hydraulic piston design makes braking easy, well-modulated and reliable over time. There are no cables to stretch, the whole surface of the brake pad is applied to the rim (protecting both), pads last for ages and braking is strong and sure-footed. Looks cool too, with strong arch and neat braking assembly tucked against the forks.
Impulse LCD - on-board computer
The elegant back lit ergonomic control panel gives you full control over the Impulse electric motor allowing safe operation without having to take your hands off the handlebars.
The following functions are available:
Battery charge state
Front and rear lights
Powered by a free-running Shimano hub dynamo, the lights on this and all Beat bikes are excellent. Few bikes on sale in the UK benefit from front and rear illumination of this quality and utility. The rear lamp's integrated steady light function offers another 4 minutes of light while at a standstill, for added visibility when waiting at lights or junctions seen from behind and also from the side to crossing traffic .
The front lamp casts 30 lux of cool, bright LED light forward, enough to make night rides across the park something to enjoy rather than endure.
The winning features
- Multifunction LCD console - Speed, Charge, Assistance Level, Total Miles, Trip Miles
- Handlebar-mounted control - illuminated with Walk Assist button, on/off, power controls and options.
- Suntour CR 50 front suspension alloy forks
- High-end Nexus 7-speed gears
- 612 Wh Lithium tri-metal battery
- 1100 cycle battery lifetime, more than twice that of the Bosch battery. So 50% extra capacity and 120% extra lifespan.
- Schwalbe Marathon Puncture-Resistant Tyres
It's superbly well-equipped with also with puncture-resistant tyres, integrated mudguards.